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Famous Bassists from England

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List of notable or famous bassists from England, with bios and photos, including the top bassists born in England and even some popular bassists who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English bassists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These bassists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known bassist from England is included when available.

People on this list include Paul McCartney and Ronnie Wood.

This historic bassists from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English bassists of note?" and "Who are the most famous bassists from England?" These prominent bassists of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English bassists.

Use this list of renowned English bassists to discover some new bassists that you aren't familiar with. Don't forget to share this list by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. {#nodes}
  • 1
    Adam Clayton

    BirthplaceChinnor, United Kingdom

    Adam Charles Clayton (born 13 March 1960) is an English-born Irish musician who is the bass... more on Wikipedia
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    Adrian Lambert
    Adrian Lambert (born 26 April 1972 in Brighton) is an English bassist and songwriter who... more on Wikipedia
  • 3

    Adrian Shaw

    Age: 73

    BirthplaceHampstead, London, United Kingdom

    Adrian Shaw, frequently known as Ade Shaw, is a musician primarily working in the psychedelic... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Alan Davey

    Alan Davey

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceIpswich, United Kingdom

    Alan Davey (born 11 September 1963 in Ipswich, Suffolk) is an English musician, best known as... more on Wikipedia
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    Alex James

    Alex James

    Age: 51

    BirthplaceBoscombe, United Kingdom

    Steven Alexander James, FRSA (born 21 November 1968) is an English musician and songwriter, as... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Andy McCluskey

    BirthplaceHeswall, United Kingdom

    George Andrew McCluskey (born 24 June 1959) is an English singer, songwriter, musician and... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Andy Warren

    Andy Warren

    Age: 62
    Andrew Warren (born 1958) is an English bassist. He was originally in the band Adam and the... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Barry Guy

    Barry Guy

    Age: 73

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Barry John Guy (born 22 April 1947, in London) is a British composer and double bass player.... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Bill Wyman

    Bill Wyman

    Age: 83

    BirthplaceLewisham, London, United Kingdom

    Bill Wyman (born William George Perks Jr., 24 October 1936) is an English musician, record... more on Wikipedia

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    #19 of 74 The Best Rock Bass Player of the 1970s#126 of 309 Famous People Most Likely to Live to 100

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    Boz Burrell

    Boz Burrell

    Dec. at 60 (1946-2006)

    BirthplaceHolbeach, United Kingdom

    Raymond "Boz" Burrell (1 August 1946 – 21 September 2006) was an English musician. Originally... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Bruce Foxton

    BirthplaceWoking, England

    Bruce Douglas Foxton (born 1 September 1955) is an English singer, songwriter and... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Chas Chandler

    Chas Chandler

    Dec. at 58 (1938-1996)

    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom

    Bryan James "Chas" Chandler (18 December 1938 – 17 July 1996) was an English musician, record... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Chris Dreja


    Christopher Walenty Dreja (born 11 November 1945 in Surbiton, Surrey) is an English musician,... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Chris Edwards

    Chris Edwards

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceLeicester, United Kingdom

    Kasabian ( kə-SAY-bee-ən) are an English rock band formed in Leicester in 1997. The band's... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Chris Squire

    BirthplaceEurope, Eurasia, United Kingdom, London, England

    Christopher Russell Edward Squire (4 March 1948 – 27 June 2015) was an English musician,... more on Wikipedia

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    #1268 of 1,357 The Greatest Minds of All Time#10 of 186 The All-Time Best Rock Bassists

  • 16

    BirthplaceBarnet, United Kingdom

    Christopher Taylor White (born 7 March 1943) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Chris Wolstenholme

    Chris Wolstenholme

    Age: 41

    BirthplaceRotherham, United Kingdom

    Christopher Tony Wolstenholme (born 2 December 1978) is an English musician. He is the bassist... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Cliff Williams

    BirthplaceEurasia, Romford, United Kingdom, London, England

    Clifford Williams (born 14 December 1949) is an English musician who has been a member of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Colin Greenwood

    BirthplaceOxford, United Kingdom

    Colin Charles Greenwood (born 26 June 1969) is an English musician and the bassist for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Dave Brock

    Dave Brock

    Age: 79

    BirthplaceIsleworth, London, United Kingdom

    David Anthony Brock (born 20 August 1941) is an English singer-songwriter and musician. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Dee Murray

    Dee Murray

    Dec. at 46 (1946-1992)

    BirthplaceSouthgate, London, London, United Kingdom

    Dee Murray (born David Murray Oates; 3 April 1946 – 15 January 1992) was an English bass... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Dougie Poynter

    BirthplaceCorringham, United Kingdom

    Douglas Lee Poynter (born 30 November 1987) is an English musician, songwriter, fashion model,... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Gary Jarman
    Gary John Jarman is a British multi-instrumentalist, best known for being bassist and singer... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Gary Tibbs

    Gary Tibbs

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceNorthwood, London, United Kingdom

    Gary Tibbs (born Gary Brian Tibbs, 25 January 1958) is a bass guitarist and actor. He is best... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Gavin Bryars

    BirthplaceGoole, United Kingdom

    Richard Gavin Bryars (; born 16 January 1943) is an English composer and double bassist. He... more on Wikipedia